drank White Chocolate Peppermint by Teavana
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Once my bigger discount kicked in I headed for Teavana to buy a gift and this tea for myself. Of course, I had a salesperson who was just fine with giving me a tin without even asking and overpoured by half an ounce…but then this guy who works there who I actually like is all, uhh did you even show her the 8 oz tin? So instead of spending $17 on 4 oz I spent $24 on 8 oz and got a better looking tin. Jeez. Don’t worry I made it up to her by being super difficult upon checkout. (Not on purpose.)

So I had tasted this there and knew it was sweetened (hahaha never fear I bought my rock sugar at my own job) and obviously being like peppermint bark tea it’s fine by me. I’ve been hit hard by the peppermint chocolate bug…last Wednesday I ate two peppermint brownie cake pops AT WORK but I was there 8 hours so I don’t see a real problem, except for two days later I was eating peppermint bark and buying this. I told my manager about the awesome deal and she’s like why did you buy half a pound of tea at once. PEPPERMINT.

So I was trying to slightly hold off on drinking this but I can’t resist any longer, it has been way too long since my latest peppermint chocolate fix.

I was impressed how it didn’t at all taste like rooibos in store but I’m sure my own sugar tastes don’t match Teavana and at home I get a bit of it with just a couple little rocks but ughhh it actually tastes like white chocolate peppermint bark. I also left the room in the midst of drinking it and came back and it smelled SO GOOD.

I’d love to try this DavidsTea that’s similar but given I paid $3/oz $4.82/oz with shipping on top of that is rather high when I am quite content with this (but curious because cocomint cream was so good). Also yeah having half a pound of this…

I think I need another cup.

Also I can easily overlook the oily surface of this tea given there’s white chocolate pieces and let’s be honest, white chocolate’s pretty much oils…delicious oils.

Cavocorax

Yes! Delicious oils! That’s why I was tempted to take advantage of the 30% off and get some myself…

momo

Yeah my 30% off went to 40% off last Friday so it’s hard not to just buy everything up…I went back Monday for two more teas…got like 6 ounces overall and paid $12 between the discount and a Starbucks card reward. And there’s not enough white chocolate peppermint stuff out there.

momo

To be exact because it’s THAT AWESOME I got 4.2 oz of Dragonfruit Devotion and 2 oz of Cacao Mint Black for $12.18

Cavocorax

Wow. That’s really awesome! I should activate my Starbucks card… It’s been sitting dormant for about a year now, but I still buy drinks. Doh!

The Cacao Mint sounds interesting, but so far I’ve been happier with the herbals.

Cavocorax

Do you find that a lot of the teavana teas have sugar in them? Or is that just me?

momo

Definitely register it! Although if you can wait until after Christmas, do that…I don’t know the full details but they’ll be pushing for people to register the cards they got for Christmas so there might be some good incentive. And the 1 oz of tea at Teavana is good but it was never highlighted that you had to buy another ounce of it.

I know they sweeten everything in the store minus like the monkey picked oolong but a good majority of the teas have something in them that’s already naturally sweet like this one with the licorice or they add something that’s sweet like the white chocolate. The new ones that have come out lately I assume are the product of Starbucks and they’ve all been like that with sweeter ingredients.

Cavocorax

Well, I’m already registered – I just haven’t been accumulating points at all. :( So that might not work for me anyway…

And thanks for clarifying. I was wondering. I don’t mind a little bit of sugar, but I AM trying to drink tea as a substitute for binging on sugary foods. :P

momo

Ahh yeah I was having a problem where the one I’m using AND the one that inevitably got me a gold card was not drawing any kind of promotions. Last week I FINALLY got a $1 off food coupon but I never got an email. My other card that I registered to a different account would always get these coupons and probably still does despite the fact it hasn’t had a balance for years. It’s kind of irritating.

It’s probably not that much so you might be okay. I’ll definitely have to try this one without adding anything because it seems like it’d somewhat sweet, but just improved by a little sugar. I know I added maybe 3/4 tsp of rock sugar to that pumpkin spice brulee one and that really changed it, so I wonder if just like a little touch is enough for these two to be just right. Either way with how much you end up with in a teaspoon or two it’s a lot better than the cake pops I can’t stop eating.

Aimee Popovacki

this one is much better than the davids one.. there’s something off about the david’s one.. its kind of too pepperminty, not enough chocolate.. it doesn’t balance so well.

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Cavocorax

Yes! Delicious oils! That’s why I was tempted to take advantage of the 30% off and get some myself…

momo

Yeah my 30% off went to 40% off last Friday so it’s hard not to just buy everything up…I went back Monday for two more teas…got like 6 ounces overall and paid $12 between the discount and a Starbucks card reward. And there’s not enough white chocolate peppermint stuff out there.

momo

To be exact because it’s THAT AWESOME I got 4.2 oz of Dragonfruit Devotion and 2 oz of Cacao Mint Black for $12.18

Cavocorax

Wow. That’s really awesome! I should activate my Starbucks card… It’s been sitting dormant for about a year now, but I still buy drinks. Doh!

The Cacao Mint sounds interesting, but so far I’ve been happier with the herbals.

Cavocorax

Do you find that a lot of the teavana teas have sugar in them? Or is that just me?

momo

Definitely register it! Although if you can wait until after Christmas, do that…I don’t know the full details but they’ll be pushing for people to register the cards they got for Christmas so there might be some good incentive. And the 1 oz of tea at Teavana is good but it was never highlighted that you had to buy another ounce of it.

I know they sweeten everything in the store minus like the monkey picked oolong but a good majority of the teas have something in them that’s already naturally sweet like this one with the licorice or they add something that’s sweet like the white chocolate. The new ones that have come out lately I assume are the product of Starbucks and they’ve all been like that with sweeter ingredients.

Cavocorax

Well, I’m already registered – I just haven’t been accumulating points at all. :( So that might not work for me anyway…

And thanks for clarifying. I was wondering. I don’t mind a little bit of sugar, but I AM trying to drink tea as a substitute for binging on sugary foods. :P

momo

Ahh yeah I was having a problem where the one I’m using AND the one that inevitably got me a gold card was not drawing any kind of promotions. Last week I FINALLY got a $1 off food coupon but I never got an email. My other card that I registered to a different account would always get these coupons and probably still does despite the fact it hasn’t had a balance for years. It’s kind of irritating.

It’s probably not that much so you might be okay. I’ll definitely have to try this one without adding anything because it seems like it’d somewhat sweet, but just improved by a little sugar. I know I added maybe 3/4 tsp of rock sugar to that pumpkin spice brulee one and that really changed it, so I wonder if just like a little touch is enough for these two to be just right. Either way with how much you end up with in a teaspoon or two it’s a lot better than the cake pops I can’t stop eating.

Aimee Popovacki

this one is much better than the davids one.. there’s something off about the david’s one.. its kind of too pepperminty, not enough chocolate.. it doesn’t balance so well.

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